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Prada KnockOff

Oh Hello!

I feel like the Motel 6 commercial: I’ve been everywhere…..not Barstow, though.

But I did go to Baltimore, actually Columbia MD, and spent 2 days with Michael’s Fabrics and A Fabric Place. Ahem. Trust me when I say that the time was well spent and over the next year you’ll see some of the riches mined there. What an absolutely delightful group of folks. And the fabrics are fabulous, so are the buttons, the notions, linings, tailoring supplies, etc etc etc.

And I should be gone now on yet another trip but I’ve gotten the second case of pneumonia this year. I’m finding someone else to handle the preschool’s bookkeeping, etc. I just can’t go there, I get too close to the children and can’t fight off their sniffles and sneezes. With no children of my own I just can’t help myself.

Anyway back to the fun stuff: Here’s the Sea Island cotton I found and it’s an exact match to the powerdry Georgene and I had milled by Malden Mills years ago.


See? The cotton is on your left as you look at the photo; the powerdry is on the right.

And then this lace


So what’s next? Yup, I get to fulfill my dreams of my March 3, 2008 blog post when I said:

On the upper side of glamour Prada hit it right IMHO this year. Nude PowerDry would be just the perfect underlining and turtle neck cami

I vant to be lace encrusted!

Prada from Fall RTW2008

So I’m cutting the skirt out now. I wish I could have found the nude lace but I’m pretty darned happy with the way things turned out. I have 5 days before I get on a plane for Southern California and engage in 4 more days of selling Montessori materials and classroom furniture. So say a saleswoman will do anything to attract attention (big grin)

hugs to all
Mary Beth


About Mary Beth

I am fascinated by changing patterns and colored threads. I sew garments and am teaching myself to machine knit. Since selling the building that housed my workrooms, The Stitchery, I'm searching for a place to set up the knitting machines again. There must be room here somewhere!

6 responses »

  1. Great findings and I am sure you will be the best dressed sales woman wearing your beautiful lace skirt.
    Good luck and hugs to you too.

  2. I hope you are feeling better soon but I like your “medicine!” Can’t wait to see your version of “The Lace Skirt!”

  3. Hope you feel better soon. Sounds like you do already working on the lace skirt 🙂

  4. Beth, I’ve been to Barstow. You’re not missing a thing. I’m glad you pointed out that that fabric was two different pieces. The match is perfect and I love the color of your lace. Where in So. Cal are you going to be? If you have some free time I could meet you for dinner. Email me at Sherril at rock-art dot com.

  5. Mary Beth .- wonder that, lace, projects. On the other hand, I hope you are better. I wish I could send you a bit of sunshine in spain, which is very good for health …… uhmmmm. a big hug, Paco

  6. I do hope you’re feeling better! The lace is beautiful and the skirt looks great. I can imagine that the color of lace will look very nice with your skin and hair color.


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